Konopiste Castle Half-Day Trip from Prague

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Konopiste Castle Half-Day Trip from Prague information and booking

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$51
Duration
4 hours
Departs from
Central Prague
Returns to
Concludes at Narodni Street 38.
Time of departure
1pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

Visit the fairy tale-like Konopiste Castle on a must-do guided half-day trip from Prague. Inspired by French-style châteaux, this medieval fortress is one of Bohemia's most beautiful castles.Travel by luxury coach for about 40 minutes before taking a fascinating guided tour around the 13th-century castle. With your guide, learn about Konopiste’s history and discover the impressive collection of historical furniture, sculptures, paintings and tapestries exhibited there.

From the comfort of your air-conditioned coach, leave Prague and travel approximately 25 miles (50 km) south to the 900-year-old town of Benesov for a half-day trip to Konopiste Castle.

Konopiste Castle’s Gothic fortification was transformed into a Baroque-style castle in the 17th century. The castle has been the residence of several historic princes and archdukes such as the successor of the Austrian throne, Franz Ferdinand d’Este, whose assassination in Sarajevo in 1914 served as a pretext to the start of World War I.

Tour the castle with your guide and admire the interior design and impressive collection of sculptures, paintings, tapestries and furniture. This famous castle is also known for being the castle featured in the movie The Illusionist. Explore the castle’s large outdoor park, whose garden area contributes to the estate’s enchanting atmosphere. Take a stroll through the rose garden and enjoy the relaxing and romantic atmosphere. After your half-day trip, your coach will return you to central Prague around 5pm.

What's included

  • Entrance to konopiste castle
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by comfortable coach
  • Hotel pickup

What isn't included

  • Hotel drop-off